90 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2011
Bright ruby. Pungent aromas of redcurrant, cherry, cocoa powder, clove
and tobacco. Silky on entry, then vibrant and focused in the middle, with
strong, almost lively acidity energizing the red berry flavors, and suave florality providing lift. A juicy and penetrating style, with very good finishing clarity and length.
Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles... Read More »
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